My art is about celebrating our human connection through the use of biomorphic abstraction.
In a world where differences seem to be pulling us apart, it is vital that we recognize our most basic connection. On a biological level, we are all the same. All that is living we are part of and every life structure mimics another. We are echoes of the past regenerating and ever evolving. We each have a unique energy that connects us to each other. We are all structurally made of the same biomorphic mesh. We are all made of beautiful cells.
My images both describe and celebrate the intrinsically beautiful structure of the natural world and the ever-present duality in all things. I invite the viewer to see and feel the world both within us and around us, experiencing the macro and micro-elements common to all.
The Cyto-Illusions™images use multilayered abstractions from pictures including cells, shadows, scientific illustrations, and nature photography. The images are made from life, about life, showing a microscopic world that echoes patterns of the cosmos. The work is brightly colored and uses contour patterns of cells that flow together weaving art with science, and philosophy through the use of biomorphic abstraction.
Kate received her MFA in painting and printmaking from Yale University and a BFA in painting and a BA in art history at Indiana University. She is recognized for her pastels and is featured in Exhibeo Art Magazine. Her work has been shown at Creative Tech week NY, The Lumen Prize global tour at The Auditorium on Broadway NY, Degas Society in New Orleans, New Haven Lawn Club, NEST in Bridgeport CT, Ridgefield Camera Works, Franklin Street Works in Stamford CT, BRAG at the University of Bridgeport Schelfhaudt Gallery, Bridgeport CT, Connecticut Hospice, Creative Arts in New Haven, Yale-Sterling Library, and Art Place in New Haven.
Resume Selected Exhibitions and Publications - includes CytoIllusion™ & Fine Arts
2018 Artists Who Love Science, BioCT Innovation Commons, Groton CT
2018 How with this Rage Shall Beauty Hold a Plea?, Kehler Liddell Gallery, New Haven CT
2018 Energy and Emotion of Color, Gallery 25 Online
2018 Gestural Journeys, Kate Henderson, New Haven Lawn Club, New Haven CT
2017 The Dream Life of Color, Azoth Gallergy at the Connecticut Hospice, Branford CT
2017 Lumen Prize Global Tour & Creative Tech Week, New Work- Auditorium on Broadway, New York, NY
2016 The Lumen Prize, Global Tour
2016 Design ‘N Gather Finalist, Artaic Mosaics, Las Vegas NV
2016 Creative Technology Expo, Industry City, Brooklyn NY
2015 Beauty of Science, Yale Sterling Library, New Haven CT
2015 Art Comptition.net, Emotion & Energy of Color II
2015 Exhibeo Art Competition Magazine, Abstraction
2014 Design ‘N Gather Finalist, Artaic Mosaics, Boston MA
2014 Degas Pastel Society, 15th Biennial National Exhibition New Orleans LA
2014 Exhibeo Art Competition Magazine, Landscape in Motion, online
2014 G25N Gallery 25N, Water, The Essence of Life; online, Fishkill NY
2014 Natural Abstraction, Easton Public Library, Easton CT
2014 Art in the Country, Easton Arts Center, Easton CT
2009 2nd Annual Camera Works Exhibition, Ridgefield Guild of Artists’, Ridgefield CT
2009 Renaissance in Pastel, Connecticut Pastel Society, Waterbury CT
2009 What’s Art got to do with it? Creative arts Workshop, New Haven CT
2009 Cultural Passages, Creative arts Workshop, New Haven CT
2000 Yale Art Place, New Haven CT
2018 City Wide Open Studios, New Haven CT
2018 Take 5, Kehler Liddell, New Haven CT
2017 BRAG at the NEST, Bridgeport, CT
2017 BRAG at the University of Bridgeport Schelfhaudt Gallery, Bridgeport, CT
2017 Easton Arts Council Photography Show, Easton, CT
2016 Shake and Shuffle, Arts Council, New Haven, CT
2016 Easton Arts Council 20th Anniversary Show, Easton, CT
2016 BRAG at the NEST, Bridgeport, CT
2016 19th Annual Member’s Art Show, Easton Arts Council, Easton CT
2015 Sound and Vision, Institute Library, New Haven CT
2015 18th Annual Member’s Art Show, Easton Arts Council, Easton CT
2014 Franklin Street Works, Collaborative installation for It narrates, Stamford CT
2014 17th Annual Member’s Art Show, Easton Arts Council, Easton CT
2013 City-Wide Open Studios, Armory, New Haven CT
2010 City-Wide Open Studios, Creative Arts, New Haven CT
1990 Creative Arts Faculty Show
2017 Art in the Country, Easton Arts Center, 2nd Place
2016 The Lumen Prize, short-list winner and global tour, Wales UK
2016 Design N'Gather Competition, Finalist, Las Vegas NV, Bositk & Artiaic
2015 Beauty of Science, Yale Sterling Library, New Haven CT, Juror’s Award
2015 Art Competion.net: Emotion & Energy of Color II, Honorable Mention
2015 Exhibeo Art Competition Magazine, Honorable Mention (see publications)
2014 G25N Gallery 25N, Water, The Essence of Life; Honorable Mention
2014 Artslant 1st and 4th Showcase Winner
2014 Art in the Country, Easton Arts Center, Honorable Mention
2013 Artslant 8th Showcase Winner
2009 Connecticut Pastel Society: Franklin Alexander Memorial Award
1989 Old Holland Classic Oil Color Prize
2018 Squid Ink: Dark Arts II, October 2018
2016 Kate Henderson : Exhibeo Selected Art Reviews and Interviews, Vol 1&2, 2016. JE Raddatz.
2015 Kate Henderson : Atmospheric Fluidity, Art Exhibeo Magazine, April 29, 2015. JE Raddatz.
2014 Regenterate: Beautiful Disease, New Haven Arts Council, March 19 2013. Melanie Borinstein.
Publications Science Illustrations: Cell, Nature, JAMA, Hepatology Review, Pharmacology Reviews, Gasto Today, Pediatric Psychology, Laboratory Investigations, Clinical Reviews, CAP Today.
Albertus Magnus, MBA
Yale University School of Art, MFA Painting and Printmaking
Indiana University, BFA Painting and Printmaking
Indiana University BA Art History